By T.H.G. Megson

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Thus, the displacement of A in a direction parallel to the x axis is u + (∂u/∂x)δx. The remaining components are found in an identical manner and are shown in Fig. 15. We now deﬁne direct strain in more quantitative terms. If a line element of length L at a point in a body suffers a change in length L then the longitudinal strain at that Fig. 15 Displacement of line elements OA, OB and OC. 17) in which squares and higher powers of ∂u/∂x are ignored. Substituting for O A in Eq. 18) It follows that εy = ∂y ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ∂w ⎪ ⎪ ⎭ εz = ∂z The shear strain at a point in a body is deﬁned as the change in the angle between two mutually perpendicular lines at the point.

17), that O A = δx 1 + ∂u ∂x O C = δz 1 + ∂w ∂z Similarly But for small displacements the derivatives of u, v and w are small compared with l, so that, as we are concerned here with actual length rather than change in length, we may use the approximations O A ≈ δx O C ≈ δz Again to a ﬁrst approximation (A C )2 = δz − ∂w δx ∂x 2 + δx − ∂u δz ∂z 2 Substituting for O A , O C and A C in Eq. 20) are derived on the assumption that the displacements involved are small. , the full, non-linear, large deﬂection equations, given in many books on elasticity, must be employed.

We now deﬁne direct strain in more quantitative terms. If a line element of length L at a point in a body suffers a change in length L then the longitudinal strain at that Fig. 15 Displacement of line elements OA, OB and OC. 17) in which squares and higher powers of ∂u/∂x are ignored. Substituting for O A in Eq. 18) It follows that εy = ∂y ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪ ∂w ⎪ ⎪ ⎭ εz = ∂z The shear strain at a point in a body is deﬁned as the change in the angle between two mutually perpendicular lines at the point. Therefore, if the shear strain in the xz plane is γxz then the angle between the displaced line elements O A and O C in Fig.